ROMP Festival, produced by the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, has launched a virtual band contest creating an opportunity for emerging artists to play both the ROMP main stage and the Jagoe Homes After Party stage in 2021. ROMP Festival is partnering with Owensboro-based Jagoe Homes creating a new way for bands and ROMP fans to actively participate in shaping the most important aspect of the annual festival, the music!
The contest is open to all bands that play bluegrass or acoustic roots music. For bands wanting to enter the contest, simply submit a video, along with a band photo and bio, on the ROMP Festival website. All the details, including contest rules, can be found at rompfest.com. The deadline for entering is January 31, but the number of participating bands will be capped. Therefore, festival organisers suggest entering as soon as possible.
Once all the band contest submittals are complete, fans view videos on the ROMP website, voting for their favorite bands and casting one vote per day until the contest ends. The band receiving the most votes at the end of the contest will play both the ROMP main stage and the Jagoe Homes After Party stage in 2021.
ROMP is known for presenting a diverse lineup each year to include Hall of Fame members, fan favorites, and emerging artists. The ROMP Virtual Band Contest presented by Jagoe Homes is a great way to introduce new bands to our audience while also creating opportunities for the next generation of bluegrass artists. Jagoe Homes presents a great lineup on the After Party stage each year at ROMP, so it’s exciting to work with them on this new project – Chris Joslin, ROMP.
The ROMP Virtual Band Contest presented by Jagoe Homes consists of two phases with the winner being announced on 17th March 2021.
- Phase I: 12/03/20 – 01/31/21 ~ Bands submit their video entry
- Phase II: 02/03/21 – 03/14/21 ~ Voting is open to ROMP fans
This is the perfect opportunity for ROMP fans to choose the band! Engaging directly with the music creates a unique experience, and that’s where we do our best work as an organization, both with ROMP and the Hall of Fame. Last year we hosted people from over forty states and six countries, and now these fans have a new way to get involved to build excitement for ROMP 2021 – Chris Joslin.
For more information and for ongoing updates on the ROMP Virtual Band Contest presented by Jagoe Homes, visit the ROMP website and other social media platforms.
About the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum:
Located in Owensboro, Kentucky, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is a nonprofit dedicated to the history and preservation of bluegrass music.Among the many community and educational events produced by the Hall of Fame is the annual ROMP Festival, a four-day bluegrass music festival attended by over 25,000 annually. Learn more about the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum at bluegrasshall.org and connect with us on social media.